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Protected Women
Stronger Communities

Since 1998, we’ve helped vulnerable women protect their rights and preserve the dignity of their families.

In a world where many girls and women are uneducated and poor, where they struggle against discrimination and second-class citizenship, and where they are often the victims of physical and sexual abuse and violence, we need advocates who believe that women and men should have equal opportunities to life, liberty, and happiness.

Established in July 1998 in memory of Caroline Baird Crichfield, who was killed on April 11, 1998, in an incident of domestic violence, The Caroline Fund is committed to helping women in need or in crisis lead secure, healthy, independent lives and to assure the dignity of both sexes. The Caroline Fund has designed its grants and educational programs to help women create meaningful, free lives.

   — Rosanna E. Crichfield, President

Vermont Law and Graduate School: Burlington Mayoral Candidate Forum - 2/22/2024

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how we help

We continue to manage The Caroline Fund on a volunteer basis and keep operating costs at a minimum. Consistent with years past, our administrative costs account for only 7.3% of expenditures this year.

Gifts to The Caroline Fund typically are designated in one of these three ways:

Grants

Grants are awarded based on need, with allocations determined by the Board. Please click on the "Learn more" button below to see our Annual Report which describes some of our activities.

Law Clinic

Law Clinic: Grants are used to support the operations of The Caroline Fund Pro Se Law Clinic.

The Beatrice R. Baird Fund supports the education of women and girls.

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The Caroline Fund Expands Mission to include Focus on Education and Civic Engagement
 The Caroline Fund's "Legal, Educational & Justice Center"  aims to educate New Americans and others about the law and encourage them to become civically engaged at the local, state, and national levels.
Please click on the "Learn more" button below to see our Annual Report which describes some of our activities.
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